Jordan M. Duval-Arnould, MPH, DrPH(c), Resuscitation Scientist, Instructor, Pediatric Anesthesia

Resuscitation Scientist

Jordan Duval-Arnould is an Instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, with a joint faculty appointment in the Division of Health Sciences Informatics. He serves on the hospital-wide and pediatric CPR committees and directs the research program activities within the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center.

Jordan is academically and personally interested in advancing pediatric resuscitation science. He has co-authored scholarly works centered on resuscitation, technology, and simulation-based research and training, and has presented his work both nationally and internationally. Jordan has been involved in several multi-institutional endeavors to identify how technology can be used to increase research efficiency and reliability. He is extremely interested in and involved with patient safety and quality initiatives at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and at an international level, particularly in his capacity as Co-Director of Technology for the INSPIRE pediatric research and education collaborative.

Jordan is involved in research, education, and training in the PICU. He is a co-investigator on multiple IRB-approved multidisciplinary research studies. These initiatives join faculty from the PICU and from across Johns Hopkins who are focused on making discoveries and developing methods that will ultimately improve the quality of care provided to our pediatric patients. Jordan co-directs a weekly pediatric resuscitation quality improvement program called codebusters. This group’s weekly mission since January 2013 has been to identify every pediatric cardiac arrest in the Children’s Center, collect and analyze objective performance data, and discuss every resuscitation in a multidisciplinary peer-to-peer forum.

As an educator, Jordan is involved with ongoing resuscitation training and education of PICU staff and physician providers. He is intricately involved with the new PICU Fellow Orientation, which has a specialized simulation-based pediatric resuscitation track. He also serves on the faculty of the annual Sadie Elizabeth Abell Advanced PICU Fellow Simulation Boot Camp. This three-day intensive program hosts second- and third-year fellows from across the county and has a multi-institutional faculty of pediatric intensive care experts. Topics include ultrasound procedures, postoperative cardiac care, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), ventricular assist devices, organ donation, advanced airway management, and advanced traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury management. Providers who will be on the Pediatric Rapid Response team each month are first trained in the simulation center on common and rare pediatric emergencies. Then they are presented with a random, unannounced emergency drill in the hospital. This model not only provides a realistic context to ascertain provider readiness, but also allows testing of the larger emergency response system so that adjustments can be made if deficiencies are detected.

Jordan Duval-Arnould received his bachelor’s degree at Ohio University, School of Telecommunications, in 1999 and earned a Master’s in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in 2009. He is currently a doctoral candidate [DrPH(c)] in public health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. His doctoral work focuses on cardiac arrest surveillance, resuscitation data acquisition and automation, and post-event performance analytics. Jordan also has had advanced training and experience in informatics, epidemiology, biostatistics, and medical simulation. He was a National Library of Medicine Informatics fellow, as well as a Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation fellow.